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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

 

 

 

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • William R. Berkley
      Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
      Greenwich, CT
    • Thomas Lehrman
      Managing Partner, Haystack Partners
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      New Haven, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Co-Founder, EdNavigator
      Brooklyn, NY

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Kalt, Chair
    • Jim Bennett, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Rajeev Lakra
    • Michael Strambler
  • 2019-20 AF Bridgeport Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • POSTPONED – The March 19th meeting of the AF Bridgeport Board will not meet as scheduled.
    • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID: 919 0771 3816 / Password: 3W?W5W
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, April 27, 2020, 1:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID 988 1037 8656 / Password 3W3W5W
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, May 21, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:30 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Committee Meetings

    • Personnel Committee
      Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:45 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Personnel Committee
      Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Personnel Committee
      Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID: 350 166 815 Password: 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Board Trustees

    • Deborah Shanley, Chair
    • Romy Coquillette, Vice Chair
    • Jonathan Atkeson, Treasurer
    • Justin Cohen
    • Lee Gelernt
    • L. Priscilla Hall
    • Andy Hubbard
    • Judith Jenkins
    • Christopher Lynch
    • Alison Richardson
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Warren Young
    • Kevin Miquelon
  • 2019-20 AF Brooklyn Board Agendas and Minutes

  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • AF Brooklyn Personnel Committee
      Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 335 Adams St, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • AF Brooklyn Facilities Committee
      April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm
      Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 942 2643 9225 / Password 3W3W5W
    • AF Brooklyn Personnel Committee
      Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 4:00 pm
      Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765  / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Patsy Mundy, Chair
    • Endia DeCordova, Vice Chair
    • Ja Hannah, Secretary
    • Marshall Ruben, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • Bildade Augustin
    • David Dee
    • Deborah Prince
    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Alberto Vazquez-Matos
    • Celina Whitmore
  • 2019-20 AF Hartford Academy Agendas and Minutes

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, September 9, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • POSTPONED – The March 16th meeting of the AF Hartford Board will not meet as scheduled. 
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID: 938-5975-6737 Password: 796863
      agenda | recording | minutes
    • Monday, May 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, November 4, 2019, 4:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • POSTPONED – The March 16th meeting of the AF Hartford HS Committee will not meet as scheduled. 
    • Monday, May 11, 2020, 5:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:00 am / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765  / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:00 am / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765  / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Ben Smith, Treasurer
    • Reshma Singh, Secretary
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Soraida Morales
    • Macky McCleary
    • Maryellen Butke
    • James Wiley
    • Percy Ballah
    • Jorge Cardenas
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
  • 2019-20 AF Rhode Island Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 am at 370 Hartford Ave, Providence, then, AF Iluminar, 85 Garfield St, Cranston at 11:00 am
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:30 am / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda| minutes
    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Iluminar, 85 Garfield St, Cranston
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, February, 5, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda | minutes
    • Friday, March 6, 2020, 4:00 pm / 25 Dorrance St, Providence
      agenda | minutes
    • POSTPONED – The March 25th meeting of the AF Rhode Island Board will not meet as scheduled. 
    • Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 986 6312 8388 / Password 3W3W5W
      agenda  | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password: 921874
      agenda | minutes| recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  •  Committee Meetings

  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
    • Tim Pavlis, Treasurer
    • Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jane Levin
    • Pat Sweet
    • Albert Maldonado
    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Tyra Smallwood
  • 2019-20 Amistad Academy Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020, 4:45 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 987-2967-8744 / Password 849404
      agenda | recording | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password: 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 4:00 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Friday, April 10, 2020, 3:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID: 564 915 0765 Password: 921874
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password:921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad Finance Committee Meeting
      Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 am / Conference line: 712-432-1549 passcode 060378#
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad Finance Committee Meeting
      Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:30 pm / Conference line: 712-432-1549 passcode 060378#
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:00 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • POSTPONED – The March 18th meeting of the Amistad High School Personnel Subcommittee will not meet as scheduled. 
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 am / Conference Call: 712-432-1549 passcode 52388#
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Stephanie Ma
    • Prish Pierce
    • Julia Halberstam
  • 2019-20 Elm City College Preparatory Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Thursday, July 11, 9:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 4:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / MeetingID: 973 8307 7070 / Password: 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
    • Friday, April 24, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 997 7961 8224 /  Password 3W?W5W
      agenda | recording | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom Video Conference / Meeting ID 985 872 0857 / Password 916954
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Committee Meetings

    • Executive Committee: September 3, 2:15 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Finance Committee: November 26, 2:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.